Mr Alan Chandler
Interim Dean of Research
Material technology, the theory of architectural conservation and community engagement; Office for Postgraduate Research and Engagement; Dean of Research
Department of Architecture & Visual Arts , School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE)
Research leader for REF 2014 and 2021, specialist in collaborative practice with
- Chartered Architect, accredited Specialist Conservation Architect, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Member of the RIBA Conservation Committee (Education Adviser) 2012-present
- Member of the RIBA Professional Education Committee 2009-2013
- Member of the RIBA/ARB Validation panel for UK Schools 2006-2009
- Architects Registration Board Lead examiner 2008-2012
- arts lettres techniques architect 1999 to present, Company Director
- SH Architects 1993-2001, Company Director
- RIBA Conservation Register assessor since the inception of the register
- London Borough of Hackney Design Advisory Panel member 2008-2012
Areas Of Interest
- Sustainable construction innovation and practice: sustainable and low carbon construction.
- The social impact of heritage theory and practice: Building conservation, political theory in relation to place and history
Alan's areas of expertise covers material technology, the theory of architectural conservation and community engagement.
- Dean of Research
- Dean of the Sustainability Research Institute
- Research specialism in technical integration, Heritage theory and the definition of specialist masters and MRes programmes.
- Current Director of Studies for PhD Students and viva examination, with experience of leading REF 2014 and REF 2020 Architecture + Built Environment.
- External Examiner at Edinburgh University MA Material Practice 2015-2019
- Previous teaching experience at the Architectural Association, Goldsmiths' College, London, Cambridge University, Edinburgh University and the CASS
- Co-Chair of the RIBA Conservation Register Steering group, Visiting Professor at the Universidad Catolic, Santiago de Chile
- Reviewer for the Arts and Humanities Research Council
- Reviewer for 'Charrette' journal of architecture
- Reviewer for RIBA Publications
CURRENT RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE
- Materials research in partnership with Tate and Lyle Sugar refiners.
- Establishing student internship programme to support the Pollution Pods project to exhibit nationally, culminating at COP26.
- Collaboration on the ERDF funded Eastern New Energy project and South eastern New Energy Project within SRI supporting SMEs in match funding practical decarbonisation initiatives.
- Awards judge for the RIBA Regional Awards for Architecture 2021.
- Co-Chair of the RIBA Conservation Register responsible for the governance of the RIBA Conservation accreditation framework.
- Delivery of Professional CPD for the RIBA on conservation, using academic research and practice to provide best practice knowledge exchange in the form of lectures, webinars and conference events.
- Curation and organisation of UEL Research dissemination and activation events with a focus on public engagement and interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange.
- Project profiled in the RIBA 'International Conservation Case Studies' 2021.
- Devised, co-edited and contributing project to the 'Sustainable Past and Future Guide' by the RIBA 2021
- Research on William Morris and the politics of craft within a contemporary urban context
- The politicisation of architectural heritage published as a book by Routledge in 2020 - "The Production of Heritage' with Dr Michela Pace.
- Book Chapter in 'Obra Gruesa' - the work of Smiljan Radic, Chile 2019
- Exhibitor, lecturer and panel member of the Courtauld Institute 'East Wing Biennial', site-specific installations: 'The Memory of Surfaces', February 2016
- OfS SPICE bid for Innovative practice in Knowledge Exchange 2020
- Newton Fund 'Links' award 2017
- 'Cities in Transition' with Karandinou and Elsharkawy; 'Live Project' engagement programme with external communities and collaborators, £130K to develop built projects via the MArch architecture curriculum 2009-2020 ongoing; Emerald Fund 'Fabric Formed Rammed Earth practice'.
- British Council
- Emerald Fund
- Direzione dei Beni Culturali del Veneto
- Heatherwick Studios
- DOKA GmbH
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